Clean & Safe Protocol

Continued health and safety of hotel guests is of highest priority of HRS. Hotel partners displayed with an inspection label have installed enhanced protective measures in their establishments to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Expert Inspected

The hotel has been inspected by a third party expert in hygiene, cleanliness and disinfection.

Self Inspected

The hotel has undergone a self-inspection process on its enhanced protection measures.

 Clean & Safe Protocol

Star ratings are based on a self-evaluation by the hotel as well as the experiences of HRS and HRS customers. You can find details under Terms and Conditions and FAQs.

HRS stars

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Train station 0.80 km Airport 68.00 km
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Your HRS offer

Dbl. from €120.32

HRS price assurance

If you find a better offer, we will refund you the difference.
Free for HRS guests:
  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room


Important information

Style of hotel and ambience

Welcome to Switzerland’s first jailhouse hotel. You’ll have the unique opportunity of staying overnight, plunging into the ancient times of bad boys, with a restful sleep in our comfortable beds.

Service & facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 11:30.00 until 14:00.00 and from 18:00 until 22:00.00 Closed sunday
  • Garden terrace
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0,00 CHF Fee per day 0,00 CHF
  • Breakfast from 07:30 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0,00 CHF Cost per day 0,00 CHF
  • Bathroom with shower

In-house services

  • Pets permitted Fee per day 10,00 CHF
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • Express check-out
  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1862, Last complete renovation 2018, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 56, Number of single rooms 5, Number of double rooms 27, of which have 2 separate beds 24, of which have a double bed 3, Rooms with connecting door 0, Number of suites (separate rooms) 0, Number of junior suites 0, Number of apartments 0, Number of rooms with air conditioning 0, Reception manned at weekends from 07:00 to 23:00, Reception manned from 09:00 to 12:00 Reception manned from 15:00 to 21:00, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 11:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 0, Number of business rooms 0, Hotel, City hotel, No-smoking room 56, Hypoallergenic rooms 0, Family rooms available 3, Children's beds/cots 2, Extra-long (over 2m) beds in 0 rooms,

Reception open

Reception manned at weekends

Check-In : 15:00
Check-Out : 11:00

Free for HRS guests:
  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room
Accepted payment methods

The following credit cards are accepted by Hotel Barabas:

 Visa  Eurocard/MasterCard  Electronic cash

Hotel Barabas

Location and distance

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68.00 km
Zürich Kloten

Train station

0.80 km

Location of the hotel

The Barabas is located in the old town of Lucerne, 10 minutes walking distance from the main station. You can reach all important sightseeing spots within a few steps as well as bars and restaurants.

Frequently asked questions about Hotel Barabas

Does Hotel Barabas offer free WLAN in the room?
Free WLAN in the room is available to all Hotel Barabas guests.
Does Hotel Barabas offer parking spaces for guests?
Unfortunately there are no parking spaces available for guests of the Hotel Barabas.
Can I have breakfast in Hotel Barabas?
Yes, in the Hotel Barabas you can enjoy the breakfast offer from 7:30 clock to 10:30 clock.
What is the average rating of Hotel Barabas?
Hotel Barabas was rated 9.1 by 3 guests on average.
Which service in the Hotel Barabas is particularly well rated?
Friendliness of the staff, How willing were staff to help? and Atmosphere at the hotel were rated particularly well.
At what time can you check in at the Hotel Barabas at the earliest?
Check-in is possible from 15:00 at the earliest.
What is the latest time to check out?
Check-out is possible at the latest by 11:00 clock.
How far is the nearest train station?
The next station is 0.8 km away from the accommodation.
How far is the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is 68 km from the hotel.
What are the advantages of booking the Hotel Barabas via HRS?
HRS customers receive the following benefits when they book the Hotel Barabas:
  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room
Is there a restaurant in the Hotel Barabas?
The hotel has its own restaurant.
Is the hotel barrier-free?
Hotel Barabas is unfortunately not barrier-free.
Are the hotel rooms equipped with air conditioning?
Unfortunately, the hotel rooms in the Hotel Barabas do not have their own air conditioning.
Is it possible to cancel my booking at the Hotel Barabas free of charge?
With our Flex rate, HRS customers can always cancel their hotel bookings free of charge before 6 pm on the check-in day.
When is the reception occupied?
At the Hotel Barabas the reception times are as follows:
  • During the week: from 15:00 to 21:00 Clock busy
  • At weekends: from 07:00 to 23:00 Clock busy
Which payment methods can I use to pay in Hotel Barabas?
You can pay at the hotel with the following means of payment:
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • Electronic cash
Can I collect miles and points during a trip?
With your myHRS account, you will earn miles & points with our partners 'Miles & More', 'BahnBonus' or the 'Boomerang Club' every time you book a hotel. You will find more information here..



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Anonymous Business traveler


7 Good

Positive It is quite inexpensive & clean. Fast W-Lan. Good Coffee Comment from the hotel
Hi there! Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you liked your stay with us. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in Lucerne. Best regards Team Barabas

Anonymous Private trip


9.8 Excellent

Positive I liked it, how friendly and warm the staff are (specially Hannah!).
The Hostel is near the city center and they have the funniest and cutest welcome gift. Comment from the hotel
Hi there! We thank you so much for taking your time to write us a review. Also are we very happy about your positive mentioning of the staff. We do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We hope to welcome you again at Barabas! Best regards Team Barabas
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